Here we go again

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Here we go again
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Wed, 09-01-2004 - 4:57pm
Hurricane Charley - hit us about three weeks ago...now hurricane Frances is projected to come up the east coast towards central FL. We are just not going to get a break. A student asked me if they've started looking into technology to move or destroy hurricanes. I have no clue. If anyone does, I'd love to share it with him.

Hanging on tight - AGAIN!

D

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Sat, 09-04-2004 - 7:45pm

From what I'm seeing on TV, the storm has at least weakened somewhat. I sure hope it continues to do so. They are saying that rain and flooding might be the more serious problem.

Sherry

 

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Mon, 09-06-2004 - 10:20pm
My house survived Francis. Thank GOD it was only a category 2. I've defiantly learned my lesson...the next category 4 that comes ... I'm OUTTA here! When Francis hit us it was LOUD and scary as anything. It sounded like a train was in our yard. It howled. Thank goodness we have hurricane shutters too...or I would have lost a bunch of windows. I live in a rural section of West Palm Beach (Royal Palm Acreage) so, we have a lot of trees...well...we HAD a lot of trees. The hurricane took approximately 1/3 of them. It also left us about 1 1/2 - 2 feet of water in my yard. Luckily, the engineers that built this area had the forethought to build our houses UP on hills. Electricity was out from Saturday night until 2am Monday. Could have been so much worse!

How was Francis to you?

Here comes Ivan now.

Priscilla
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Mon, 09-06-2004 - 11:40pm
Yikes...I feel your pain up here in central Florida. Once again we were lucky lucky lucky. We got some heavy winds, but nothing like the train sound you described. From what I heard that's the real deal...when you're definately in the midst of the hurricane. We had a couple of tornados hit around us, but nothing major. Our biggest problem is boredom. We spent our whole labor day weekend inside...and boredom can kill too...LOL We didn't even lose electricity...so, extremely lucky, but we were prepared. We didn't board up our houses like many of our neighbors did, but told dh when things calm down that a trip to home depot may be in order to invest in storm shutters. We have off school on Tuesday, which is awful, but seems to be the norm this time of year. We'll just have to improvise, adapt and overcome.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you around your county!

D

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Tue, 09-07-2004 - 5:07pm
Well...to be honest the hurricane season is our "bread & butter". My dh installs hurricane shutters as a living. So, a good storm here and there are great for business. However, MANY people - about 500,000 are STILL without electricity. School has been cancelled until next Monday.

Thankfully Ivan is off to the Gulf of Mexico - SO FAR!